When I’m driving, I hate the way they run red lights. Who said the road rules don’t apply to them?
I hate how they are allowed to ride two abreast and I can’t get past them.
I hate being stuck behind them because they are going sooooo slooooowly and then I get in front of them and get stuck at the lights and they zoom past (running the red). Then the lights change and I’m stuck behind them again!
There I said it. Bet you weren’t expecting that from a cycling advocate!
So who hasn’t thought this way at some point?
Even I confess to thinking this way sometimes and getting frustrated in the traffic. We’ve all been there.
But I want to tell you what I also hate.
I hate being on my bike and scared witless that the guy driving very closely behind me is going to take me out.
I really hate when cars pass me in the lane and come so so close and I’m over in the gutter already with nowhere else to go.
I hated the day I was on my bike and watched the tyre of a 4WD roll about two inches away from my foot.
I hate the verbal abuse I cop nearly every time I ride my bike when I’m obeying the road rules and not doing anything wrong.
So this easter, you can expect many cyclists to be out and about.
If you are driving, give cyclists a metre of space. They are a person – they could be your daughter, or son, your friend, your work buddy.
If you are cycling, obey the road rules and help us all earn a bit of respect from motorists. Don’t jump red lights. Don’t ride more than two abreast.
Please share this with all your motoring and cycling friends.
Happy easter peeps and…